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Parasitic wasp preys on many hosts

Friday, September 27, 2019
New Scientist features a study by Department of Biology associate professor Andrew Forbes and graduate student Anna Ward that report a type of parasitic wasp, the crypt-keeper wasp, preys on at least seven other, unrelated species of wasps to better ensure its survival.

Iowa physicist talks about the Milky Way's mystery filaments

Friday, September 27, 2019
Cornelia Lang, associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, speaks to The Atlantic about mysterious filaments emanating from the center of the Milky Way galaxy.

Home field advantage—Matt Kroul exemplifies the ANF spirit

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Matt Kroul is one in a long tradition of Hawkeyes who grew up chucking hay bales before tossing opponents at Kinnick Stadium. Visit the Iowa Magazine website to learn more about Kroul and other Hawkeyes who, when hearing the phrase "America needs farmers," know they're answering that need.

Teaching English Language Learners in Iowa

Thursday, September 19, 2019
As Iowa towns and cities have become more diverse, David Cassels Johnson, an associate professor of Foreign Languages and ESL Education in the University of Iowa College of Education, discusses the growing needs of English Language Learner (ELL) students in Iowa.

Prostate drug may slow Parkinson's disease

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
The BBC reports on exciting new findings from joint research venture between experts at the University of Iowa and the Beijing Institute for Brain Disorders. Results suggest a drug used to treat enlarged prostate may also be able to slow the progression of Parkinson's disease.

29 writers from 26 countries convene for 11 weeks at IWP

Monday, September 9, 2019
The University of Iowa's International Writing Program welcomes 29 writers from 26 countries to its 11-week Fall Residency for writing and cultural exchange, hosted with support from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. State Department and the UI in Iowa City, a UNESCO City of Literature.

NASA chief visits University of Iowa

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Jim Bridenstine, the top administrator of NASA, and other high-ranking representatives from the space agency, visited the University of Iowa to learn about Iowa's legacy in space exploration and involvement in current NASA-funded missions, including TRACERS, a $115 million NASA contact award to Iowa — the largest in school history.

Student-run success story: Q&A with Hawkeye Aldair Matias Garcia

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Animation Career Review speaks with Aldair Matias Garcia, University of Iowa's president of Esports, about the program.

A summer of opportunity for future health professionals

Friday, August 16, 2019
The Summer Health Professions Education Program celebrates 30 years of preparing students who are underrepresented in the health professions for careers in health and medicine. The program has introduced nearly 30,000 first- and second-year college students, including those at the UI, to careers in medicine, dentistry, and other health professions.

Author Q&A with Sheri Salata

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
After leaving TV, a former Oprah producer and Tippie College of Business alumna wrote The Beautiful No, about her search for fulfillment. Now, Sheri Salata is heading back to Iowa City for a Sept 6 appearance at Prairie Lights Books. Read a Q&A with her on the Iowa Magazine website.